from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A god of the sea, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, portrayed as having the head and trunk of a man and the tail of a fish.
- n. The satellite of Neptune that is seventh in distance from the planet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A god of the sea, son of Poseidon.
- proper n. The seventh moon of Neptune.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.
- n. Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.
- n. Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek and Latin mythology, a son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, who dwelt with his father and mother in a golden palace on the bottom of the sea, and was a gigantic and redoubtable divinity.
- n. In heraldry, a bearded man with a fish's tail, and usually holding a trident. Also called merman and Neptune.
- n. In conchology: A genus of gastropods, giving name to the Tritonidæ; the tritons, conchs, trumpet-shells, or sea-trumpets.
- n. A member of this genus or family.
- n. In herpetology: An extensive genus of newts, efts, or salamanders, named by Laurenti in 1768, since variously applied or divided into several others.
- n. A newt or salamander of this genus or a related form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
- n. the largest moon of Neptune
- n. tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
- n. small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
Latin Trītōn, from Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Τρίτων. (Wiktionary)